Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Using Critical Reflection to Navigate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Issues
For Immediate Release
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Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures
CHICAGO鈥擩oin Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Using Critical Reflection to Navigate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Issues" on February 27, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Over the last several years, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have become critical issues for the library community. This essential focus is codified in the Diversity section of the 澳门六合彩开奖app鈥檚 "Core Values of Librarianship." At the same time, the tremendous benefit of creating more inclusive libraries is becoming increasingly apparent. Everything from improving a library's ability to respond to the needs of its community to attracting a workforce with broad skills can be improved by building inclusive libraries, yet becoming competent in this area can be challenging and deeply emotional. Situations can be complex to navigate and individuals can experience shame, fear, and self-disappointment. In her book, How to Be an Inclusive Leader, author Jennifer Brown describes a model for navigating self-growth in this area. The Inclusive Leaders Continuum includes four stages: Unaware, Aware, Active, and Advocate. Particularly in the Aware stage, Brown calls for "deep self-reflection and internal dialogue." One way of doing this is through intentional critical reflection, actively observing experiences often through writing, while offering practical tools for continuous learning. This session will explore Brown's model, emphasizing the Aware stage, and present specific reflective techniques that participants can use to increase their own competencies.
This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2023 Core Forum. We are hosting this webinar, with the session adapted and presented live as a virtual event, to extend its reach.
Live Webinar: Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 1 - 2 p.m. CT
Megan Davis, Associate Professor and Librarian, Instruction and Research Services Unit, Albertsons Library, Boise State University, Boise, ID
Michelle Armstrong, Associate Dean, Albertsons Library, Boise State University, Boise, ID
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